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UP - Windy Hill Road Overpass

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2013

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BH Photo #249759

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Description 

Original structure 1891 but the two longer deck plate approaches are from 1913 with the two shorter girder approaches even newer. Remains of early timber approaches where these two newer girders are now. American Bridge Co. approach spans

Facts 

Overview
Lattice deck truss bridge over Windy Hill Road on former C&NW Railroad
Location
Macoupin County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1891
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Lattice deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 200.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01301, -89.80346   (decimal degrees)
39°00'47" N, 89°48'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/257267/4321960 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gillespie South
Inventory numbers
IL 059-9911 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 50504 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
150

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2016: New photos from David Huffman
  • August 22, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • March 4, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: New pics
  • December 12, 2011: Added by James Baughn

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